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Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts

Tereshchenkivska St., 15/17, Kiev 10114, Ukraine
+380 44 235 0206
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Nice House and Art museum

Bohndan and Varvare Khanenko is a beautiful house with many old furnishings and above all the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
massimoswitz
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Zurich, Switzerland
Really great visit and dirt cheap

I stopped by here today and was overall impressed with the quality of the collection and the... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
genibre69
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London, United Kingdom
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The largest museum of world arts in Ukraine was founded in 1919 on the basis of private art collection of Bohdan and Varvara Khanenkos, the outstanding Ukrainian patrons of art. Gorgeous interiors of the museum halls provide an exquisite setting for the unique collections of painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative art of Western Europe (Italy, Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Poland and etc.), and Asia (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Turkey, lands of Central Asia and Caucasus, China, Japan, India, Tibet, Mongolia, Buriatia, Kalmykia, and etc.), as well as the arts from the Ancient World (Egypt, Greece, Rome and Etruria). The key highlights of the museum include four Byzantine encaustic icons from 6th-7th centuries.The museum offers guided tours in Ukrainian, Russian, English, German and Chinese. Individual visitors can enjoy audio guide in Ukrainian, Russian, and English.The museum exposition is open daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays, from 10:30 till 17:30. Each first Wednesday of the month from 10:30 till 14:00– free access.
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Tereshchenkivska St., 15/17, Kiev 10114, Ukraine
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bohndan and Varvare Khanenko is a beautiful house with many old furnishings and above all the beautiful paintings.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I stopped by here today and was overall impressed with the quality of the collection and the gorgeous interior design- and I have been to a LOT of art museums all over. In particular I liked the Renaissance and French rococo interiors of two rooms...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

You will find moth European and Asian (e.g. Japanese) masterpieces there, the museum is divided in 2 parts accordingly. The collection used to belong to Khanenko family, and they have made a decision to create a museum out of their mansion in the beginning of...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

August in Kyiv is a blast to the sensations even if we exclude Independence Day on the 24 August every year in Ukraine. Try the very steep escalators to the underground Metro in Kyiv, Ukraine and hop on one of the constantly shuttling almost always...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended to visit this very fine collection in its original setting! By far the finest collection we saw in Ukraine. And as usual in fine old buildings, don't forget to admire the ceilings. First class paintings and statues of course, but also the non-art...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We decided to visit this Art gallery whilst in Kyiv - but what I had not expected in particular was the room dedicated to Japan. It was wonderful, in particular the display of netsukes. Made of ivory - so tiny, but beautifully carved. There is...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

An enjoyable experience,however, not a very extensive collection. Good collection of Japanese and far eastern art. You will need to pay for use of a camera ( mobile phone pictures are free) . As in all museums your tickets are scrupulously checked.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

This exhibition offers from paintings to tapestries to icons to porcelain. Very interesting is that you can take pictures with your phone free of charge but if you use a camera you have to pay. Some of the rooms look stunned g even if they...More

Thank sigzag
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Spent the afternoon here on a chilly day. Lots to see. Lovely old building in the heart of Kiev. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A great collection of European fine art thoughtfully arranged within the well conserved rooms of the Khanenko mansion. The furnishings and interior design are an unexpected pleasure - particularly the Don Quixote tapestries and ceiling paintings in the salon. Obviously not on a par with...More

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